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# 1  
Old 02-23-2009
sed command replaces \\ to \

I am using the following sed command to

##URL## with C:\\DOCUME~1\\abcde\\APPLIC~1\\URL

sed "s^$2^$3^g"

where $2 is ##URL##
and $3 is C:\\DOCUME~1\\abcde\\APPLIC~1\\URL

but i get the output as

How can i get the out put as "C:\\DOCUME~1\\abcde\\APPLIC~1\\URL"
# 2  
Old 02-23-2009
Your unnecessarily complex method is hiding what sed is doing. It appears you're not escaping enough.
sed 's/\//\/\/'

Initial '/' would output '//'
# 3  
Old 02-24-2009
i didnt really get this

my script is like this

if [ $# -lt 3 ] ; then
echo -e "Wrong number of parameters."
echo -e "Usage:"
echo -e " FindReplace 'filepat' findstring replacestring\n"
exit 1
echo $1 $2 $3
for i in `find . -name "$1" -exec grep -l "$2" {} \;`
#echo "iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii"$i
mv "$i" "$i.sedsave"
sed "s^$2^$3^g" "$i.sedsave" > "$i"
echo "Replacing $2 with $3 in $i"
rm "$i.sedsave"

how will i put escaping into it so that \\ is not removed

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